I would like to say I injured my lip in some incredibly passionate lovemaking session but, alas, the reality was rather stupid and boring. Friday evening Allen called and wanted me to go get some ice cream with him but my truck was loaded down with a ton of gravel so I asked him to bring some to me. So, he did and I scooped us both out some into bowls and then stuck the spoon in my mouth. I know you may see where this is going and are cringing. Well, the spoon froze to my lip but I didn't really feel that and I pulled the spoon out. Part of my bottom lip came with it. And yes, that does hurt about as much as you would think. I also bleed like a stuck hog but once it quit bleeding it has not been that bad. It swelled up some but it's not too bad now.
Later I was eating some popcorn and felt like I was crunching something other than popcorn. It was a small piece of back molar. That tooth had been filled in the past and just a small piece broke but now that's one other thing to fix. It doesn't hurt or anything.
As far as the birds. I was sitting out on the deck one day, I think Saturday, enjoying the sunshine after eating lunch and decided it was a good day for some sunbathing. So, I was reclining in a chair on the deck and I just about drifted off but was vaguely aware of birds chirping rather intensely. All of a sudden, I felt something jumping up and down on my head, making quite a fuss. I sat up quickly and two little nuthatches flew over to the handrail, not 2 feet from me, and proceeded to give me the evil eye. I couldn't figure out what they were up to. They did it again a few minutes later and then I looked down and saw two little miniature versions of the adults looking innocently up at me from below. Apparently, the babies were on the initial test flight and had landed on the deck for a rest. The young ones were just running all over the deck exploring and ran up to me as well, unaware of the distress they were causing their parents, who proceeded to take it out on me. I just laid back down and ignored the whole bunch and they eventually flew off. The little babies were so cute though with their big, dark eyes peeping up at me. They didn't seem scared at all.
Now, Fred has been planning this trip to Ecuador for some time and he finally left Monday morning. I was not real thrilled about it and not because I'm some kind of killjoy, but because Fred is 84 and not in the best of health and he went completely alone. Now, I know Fred is a big boy and all that but it still worries me. I hope he has a good time though and doesn't get mugged. Hell, with his luck, they'll probably proclaim him governor.
Update! I have received a couple of emails from Fred. Right now he is in Quito, doing fine and seeing some sights. I think Friday he moves on to another city and will be there for a couple of weeks.
I've been working like crazy but don't seem to be getting a lot done, although I know I'm making some progress. Still in a little bit of a funk just due to being overwhelmed and alone too long. We'll see. Got to go to bed now. They did change our hours so I get an extra 30 minutes of sleep in the morning. Woo hoo!!